Death of a Light Bulb, 1936

  • Harold Edgerton, American, 1903-1990

Gelatin silver print

  • Framed: Sheet: 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)

Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation

1996.209

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Motion
  • Gelatin silver process
  • Gelatin silver print
  • Motion photograph
  • Bulb, light

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, in pencil, on sheet, lower center, verso: Harold Edgerton

Inscribed, in pencil, on sheet, lower center, verso: 23/125

Provenance

1996, Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA); 1996-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Kayafas, Gus ed. Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton. New York, 1987, p.125, (ill.).

Rights Status

Harold Edgerton, Death of a Light Bulb, 1936, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation, 1996.209.